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Oversharpening, the new hit?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by laser8, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    I may have been developing a "taste" for what I like photographically and therefore a bias toward what does or does not suit me, but a significant proportion of the pictures I see on flickr/500px do look way way oversharpened, with huge halos and, it looks to me, too heavy shadows lifting (kind of a "pedal to the metal" approach in post processing:biggrin:).

    Is it a new fashion of the (20)10's, like the soft focus of the 80's?
  2. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    It sounds like you are describing bad HDR
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  3. yakky

    yakky Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    People don't look good unless they look like a cardboard cut-out.
  4. wushumr2

    wushumr2 Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2013
    Apparently flickr heavily processes images when you upload them.
  5. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 8, 2013
    Well, people keep tussling about lens sharpness test charts all the time like it's the biggest deal in the world these days, so it's only logical that they put their money where their mouth is and also sharpen their photos in post until they're ready to stab you in the eye, I guess? =P
  6. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Um, not that I've noticed. Only to the degree they get resized - the original full size images are what I processed them to be.
  7. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I"ve had a flickr pro account for a while and I've never found that it "sharpens" the images upon upload.

    I tend to be a bit heavy handed with sharpening though...
  8. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I haven't noticed....
  9. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Yup sounds like that.

    Don't even need real HDR. Just a single image and push those shadow and highlight sliders will net the same effect.
  10. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
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  11. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
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